Dec 1, 2011 1:59pm
Re: your Tea Party propaganda = One Percent mantra
Monte get your fucking head out of your ass!
The reason there are minimum wages and child labor laws are due to LEGISLATION.
Do you see women's suffrage movements in operation these days?
BECAUSE WOMEN ALREADY HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR MEDIWEED BECAUSE IT IS WAY TOO STRONG FOR YOU.
Unions have driven jobs overseas, take an economics class instead of interpretive dance and chicano studies courses some time.
CHEAP LABOR GOOD FOR BUSINESS
EXPENSIVE LABOR BAD FOR BUSINESS]
THE MORE LABOR COSTS, THE LESS COMPETITIVE THE COMPANY
THE LESS COMPETITIVE THE COMPANY, THE LESS PROFITS
THE LESS PROFITS, THE LESS HIRING
THE LESS HIRING, THE HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT
THE HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT, THE HIGHER POVERTY
SEE A CYCLE YET?
Mindless worker bees standing in an assembly line should not make $23 per hour when a Mcdonadlds drive through employee only makes $7 per hour.
BUS DRIVERS SHOULD NOT MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS I DO FOR SITTING ON THEIR BIG FAT ASSESS.
firefighters and police and teachers should be paid more than congressional aids and union representatives BUT THEY ARE NOT
LIFE IS NOT FAIR.
I WORK 3 times as hard and produce 3 times as much output as the people next to me and I barely make twice as much WTF? Should I start a union so they make more and I make less? WTF are you thinking? Mediocre people should not be as successful as I am but they are, DO I HATE ON THEM AND SET UP A TENT AND STOP THEM FROM ENTERING A BUILDING? NO!
There are REALLY stupid doctors and lawyers, people with PHD's who don't know what a fucking PDF is or how to open an email, AM I PISSED THAT THEY MAKE MORE THAN ME? YES, DO I STAND OUT FRONT OF THEIR HOUSE AND DEMAND THEY PAY ME? NO!
These fucking people that want a free ride while I bust my ass all need to go get a fucking job and a life. I have paid a hundred thousand dollars in taxes at least and some people PAY NOTHING AT ALL, is that fair? NO!
If I make $10k this year by sittting around with my dick in my hand I don't have to pay uncle sam, but if I bust my ass and steal time away from my family that I will never get back and make $100k I have to give up 20%? If I make 1 million I get penalized even more?
Do you know how much taxes the evil 1 percent of rich douchebags pays in taxes?
* The top 1% pay 22.7% of taxes.
* The top 10% pay 50% of taxes.
* The top 20% pay 65.3% of taxes.
* The top 40% pay 84.3% of taxes.
* The bottom 20% pay 1.1% of taxes.
* The bottom 40% pay 6.1% of taxes.
See how fucking retarded you is now?http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/income_expenditures_poverty_wealth/household_income.html
Jan 10, 2012 2:51pm
Re: your Tea Party propaganda = One Percent mantra
A Beer Story: Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
Posted by Tony Listi on March 21, 2008
The wealthy pay most of the taxes, so it should be no surprised that they get a larger percentage of the tax cut total back! It is only fair.
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that’s what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. ‘Since you are all such good customers, he said, ‘I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men – the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his ‘fair share?’ They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.
The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.
‘I only got a dollar out of the $20,’declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,’ but he got $10!’
‘Yeah, that’s right,’ exclaimed the fifth man. ‘I only saved a dollar, too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than I!’
‘That’s true!!’ shouted the seventh man. ‘Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!’
‘Wait a minute,’ yelled the first four men in unison. ‘We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!’
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.
The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, University of Georgia